Kimi Räikkönen has revealed today that he believes Formula 1 should become more dangerous, so that it appeals to and attracts more fans.

Calls to make the sport much more exciting have been in discussion over the past year and more so in the last few months.

It also comes after the proposal to add refuelling back into the regulations for the 2017 F1 season, was rejected by F1 teams last week. The rule was put into place in order to make the sport much more exciting, but it has been rejected on the grounds of cost containment.

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner has also said that F1 needs to go back to ‘flat out racing’, rather than have its efforts focused on fuel and tyre management.

Now former world champion Räikkönen has told Canal+ France: “When I came into Formula 1, it was more exciting for everybody, it was like really the top, it was a long time ago.

“I’m sure something had to be done to make it more exciting to people to watch and also to really see speed and make it a little bit more dangerous.

“We don’t want anybody to get hurt, but it [the sense of danger] also makes it more exciting,” he added.

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